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Covid-19: Guidelines for volunteers providing non-medical relief to the needy If you are a relief worker providing ration and food during the covid-19 outbreak, this is for you.

The Covid-19 crisis in India has left many throughout the country bereft of essentials. While medical relief and rehabilitation is ongoing, there is a need for volunteers to reach to the grassroots and the marginalized communities to spread awareness of the pandemic and ensure they have enough to tide by this time. If you are…

Laws in the time of Corona Some laws which are helping the administration in containing the spread of the virus

As the Covid-19 pandemic claims new lives everyday and fresh cases emerge in different states, certain laws and legal provisions can enable a system to be put in place to best manage the fragile and fast deteriorating situation. Here’s a look at some such laws and how they can help the administration check the spread…

Use the Covid Curfew to learn about Forest Rights Oxfam India has launched a course in collaboration with Nagrik Learning and CPR India on understanding forest governance and community rights in India

While the Covid-19 pandemic has grabbed all our attention and the PM of India has announced a ‘Janta Curfew’ in a bid to curb the transmission of the Coronavirus in India, we must while ensuring the safety of ourselves and others, not forget other important issues that plague the country. Forests are the lifelines of India…

CJP in Action: Three of a family released from Assam detention camp after four years! Many are still languishing behind bars despite being eligible for bail

Three people of a family; father, mother and son, were finally released from the Tezpur detention camp in Assam after CJP intervened in the case. They had been held in captivity for over four years and were unable to satisfy bail conditions despite being eligible for release. CJP’s Team Assam has been working relentlessly to…

CJP continues with its awareness program; this time in Bhiwandi CJP urges people to educate themselves on the CAA-NPR-NRC

CJP in Action: CJP conducted one more workshop in Bhiwandi in collaboration with Lok Raj Sangathan and Bhiwandi Jan Sangharsh Samiti. Suhel Banerjee from CJP was the Speaker for the evening. The workshop was attended by social activists and the curious and worried people of the neighbourhood. Citizenship has been defined as the right to…

Morcha seminar with NRC ‘victims’ Speakers include social activist Teesta Setalvad, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi and Tripura leader Kriti Pradyout Deb Barman- The Telegraph

    Protesters during a rally against CAA, NPR and NRC in Calcutta.(PTI) AddThis Sharing Buttons 19 The Binay Tamang camp of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has decided to organise a seminar on the new citizenship matrix and lined up speakers including social activist Teesta Setalvad, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi and Tripura leader Kriti Pradyout…

Muslim Satyashodhak Mandal to felicitate Inamdar, Setalvad during golden jubilee celebrations Hindustan Times

PUNE Muslim Satyashodak Mandal, an organisation which has been instrumental in bringing reforms within the Muslim community, will felicitate educationalist PA Inamdar and social workers Teesta Setalvad and Jahir Ali and police officer Dilip Bhujbal on March 22, informed officials. Shamsuddin Tamboli, president, Muslim Satyashodak Mandal, said, “The Mandal founded by Hamid Dalwai will complete…

CJP steps in to defend citizenship of freedom fighter’s daughter in Assam Septuagenarian Seje Bala Ghosh's father was close associate of Chandrashekhar Azad

70-year-old Seje Bala Ghosh is in shock. This daughter of a freedom fighter and resident of North Bongaigaon (ward no 10) has been served foreigners’ notice by the Foreigners’ Tribunal of Bongaigaon, despite the fact that her name has been included in final National Register of Citizens (NRC) that was published on August 31, 2019!…

DAUGHTER OF AZAD COMRADE NOW A ‘SUSPECTED FOREIGNER’? Dainik Jugasankha, Silchar, Assam

  Guwahati: 7o year old Sejebla Devi, daughter of Chandrasekhar Azad’s comrade, is now a suspected foreigner! Her father , late Digendra Ghosh, received many letters from Azad during India’s independence movemet. Her mother,  Baradabala Devi, sold her property and donated a huge sum to the Indian Defence Fund during the Indo-China War of 1962. …

Family migrates from WB, son declared foreigner in Assam! Gauhati HC upholds Tinsukia FT’s order, does not accept land documents as proof

Even as the poor, the unlettered and the dispossessed worry about proving their citizenship in the absence of having proper documents, it turns out even when one has them there is no guarantee that they will be able to prove their case. Munindra Biswas learnt this the hard way. Now that the final NRC has…

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